This Post contains fake body parts and blood used in the pics. If you are light hearted and afraid of spooky things ignore this post. It might also contain suggestions for violence which is just for making it spooky, so parents don't show it to your little once .
This is the second recipes from our HBC challenge been hosted by +nalini suresh this month. I love to make spooky cupcakes and pumpkin or jack o lantern cookies bu haven'y tried witch fingers this was the first time i tried . Though i made it look spooky the cookies where enjoyed a lot at my home. They where melt in mouth and super delicious cookies which my h had with a cup of milk and said this tastes yumm. thanks to +nalini suresh for sharing such spooky recipes this month .
Witch finger cookies are another spooky delights made for halloween. They are super soft from in and delicious cookies perfect for tea time . You can also make them in any shape you like and bake them . As halloween is nearing i shaped the cookies into witch finger shape.
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1 Stick butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar/ icing sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 nos whole almonds
Milk (optional to sprinkle)
Red decorating gel
- Combine the butter, sugar, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
- Beat together with an electric mixer or a ladle till nice and creamy , gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, then make a dough , if the dough seems to be crumbly you can sprinkle a bit of milk and make them smooth.
- Refrigerate the dough for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper I wanted a fat witch finger so i took 1 heap tbsp of dough.
- Use the waxed paper or a board to roll the dough into a thin finger shaped cookie.
- Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail.
- Pinch the cookie lightly near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles.
- Draw some lines using a knife on the knuckles and near the nails to give it a finger look.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of red decorating gel into the cavity, place the almond again to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.
- To avoid you cookies from spreading you have the cream the butter and sugar well and refrigeration is necessary.
- Do not over sprinkle milk in the dough as it might make the cookies hard.
- Bake the cookies only till the sides have started to turn light brown and cookie should stay white .